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Day trips from London - Archive Articles

Ideas and suggestions for day trips outside of London across the rest of the UK.

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Sandhurst military academy
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Sandhurst military academy

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Sandhurst military academy

Not far outside London is Sandhurst, the British Army’s military training centre for officers, and they hold occasional tours for the public of the grand buildings hidden behind high walls.

Mar
26
Visit the restored 1938 tube train you can sleep in
Visit the restored 1938 tube train you can sleep in

Visit the restored 1938 tube train you can sleep in

If you're in the middle of the Suffolk countryside, a fully restored 1938-era London Underground tube train isn't the sort of thing you'd expect to see—but not only can you see it, you can even sleep in it.

Mar
26
Visit Radio Caroline during its 60th anniversary
Visit Radio Caroline during its 60th anniversary

Visit Radio Caroline during its 60th anniversary

Later this month marks the 60th anniversary of the first unauthorised radio broadcast from a pirate radio ship off the coast of Essex -- on 28th March 1964.

Mar
21
Tilbury to Gravesend ferry service closing at the end of March
Tilbury to Gravesend ferry service closing at the end of March

Tilbury to Gravesend ferry service closing at the end of March

You have just a couple of weeks to be able to take a trip on the Tilbury to Gravesend ferry before it closes due to funding problems.

Mar
19
Tickets Alert: Tours of Dorneywood House and the gardens
Tickets Alert: Tours of Dorneywood House and the gardens

Tickets Alert: Tours of Dorneywood House and the gardens

Gifted to the nation for the use by a government minister, just outside London can be found a modest mansion that’s also open to the public, but only for a couple of weeks a year.

Mar
18
Tickets Alert: Attend the Quadrennial Dunmow Flitch Trials
Tickets Alert: Attend the Quadrennial Dunmow Flitch Trials

Tickets Alert: Attend the Quadrennial Dunmow Flitch Trials

Every fourth year, for hundreds of years, a "trial" has taken place to judge if married couples are happy, and if they are, they can claim a huge slab of bacon.

Feb
15
Rediscovered lost masterpiece by Guercino going on display in Waddesdon Manor exhibition 
Rediscovered lost masterpiece by Guercino going on display in Waddesdon Manor exhibition 

Rediscovered lost masterpiece by Guercino going on display in Waddesdon Manor exhibition 

A recently rediscovered early masterpiece by the renowned Bolognese painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), known as Guercino, will go on public display for the first time ever, as part of a historic exhibition at Waddesdon Manor this spring.

Jan
30
Imber Bus day is confirmed for this August
Imber Bus day is confirmed for this August

Imber Bus day is confirmed for this August

If you fancy spending an exceptionally surreal day taking trips through a military firing range in some old buses, prepare to reserve a date in August.

Jan
29
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury
Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

Tickets Alert: Tours of Longford Castle, near Salisbury

Tickets have gone on sale to visit a castle near Salisbury that's still a privately owned family home.

Jan
22
Visit the fields of tulips at Tullys Farm this Spring
Visit the fields of tulips at Tullys Farm this Spring

Visit the fields of tulips at Tullys Farm this Spring

If you fancy wandering through a field of colours this spring, a day trip to a farm near Gatwick Airport could be a suggestion, as it will be filled with tulips.

Jan
15
Day trips from London: Visit the Tudor mansion at Dorney Court
Day trips from London: Visit the Tudor mansion at Dorney Court

Day trips from London: Visit the Tudor mansion at Dorney Court

A Tudor manor house built around a hall that dates from the Doomsday Book and is occasionally open to the public has confirmed its 2024 opening dates.

Jan
12
Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024
Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024

Step back in time: Hever Castle unveils Boleyn apartment, a Tudor time capsule opening in March 2024

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn will unveil the Boleyn Apartment on the first floor of the castle on 25th March 2024 providing an immersive experience of Tudor history.

Jan
02
Tickets Alert: Visit the Diamond Light Source – the UK’s largest particle accelerator
Tickets Alert: Visit the Diamond Light Source – the UK’s largest particle accelerator

Tickets Alert: Visit the Diamond Light Source – the UK’s largest particle accelerator

In the countryside, not far from Didcot, a stunning flying saucer of a building is home to the UK's largest particle accelerator, and occasionally, they let the public inside for a look.

Dec
19
2023
Finally seeing inside Windsor’s Clewer Church
Finally seeing inside Windsor’s Clewer Church

Finally seeing inside Windsor’s Clewer Church

On the outskirts of Windsor town centre is an ancient church that for over 400 years, owned the land that Windsor Castle stood on, and the King had to pay rent for it.

Nov
16
2023
A 900-year-old tradition: Dunmow Flitch Trials to allow same-sex couples to take home the bacon
A 900-year-old tradition: Dunmow Flitch Trials to allow same-sex couples to take home the bacon

A 900-year-old tradition: Dunmow Flitch Trials to allow same-sex couples to take home the bacon

Fancy doing something odd? Well, if you're a married couple who can prove that you're very happily married, you could carry off a massive amount of bacon.

Sep
18
2023
Imber Bus 2023: Thousands turn up to visit an empty village in a fleet of old buses
Imber Bus 2023: Thousands turn up to visit an empty village in a fleet of old buses

Imber Bus 2023: Thousands turn up to visit an empty village in a fleet of old buses

On Saturday, several thousand people took the chance to take a trip in a random assortment of buses to an empty village where no one lives, because, well, why not?

Aug
21
2023
It’s time to start booking your Heritage Open Day tours
It’s time to start booking your Heritage Open Day tours

It’s time to start booking your Heritage Open Day tours

For a couple of weeks in September, thousands of buildings across the UK, mostly outside London, are open to the public.

Aug
03
2023
Imberbus Returns: Take trips in old buses through the Salisbury military firing range
Imberbus Returns: Take trips in old buses through the Salisbury military firing range

Imberbus Returns: Take trips in old buses through the Salisbury military firing range

If you fancy spending a very special day riding a load of old buses through a military firing range, then reserve a date in August as Imberbus is returning.

Jun
30
2023
Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator – the Diamond Light Source
Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator – the Diamond Light Source

Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator – the Diamond Light Source

In the countryside not far from Didcot can be found a stunning flying saucer of a building, which also happens to house a large particle accelerator, and they open it a few times a year to the public for free tours.

Jun
23
2023
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is offering public tours of their historic buildings
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is offering public tours of their historic buildings

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is offering public tours of their historic buildings

Not far outside London is Sandhurst, the British Army's military training centre for officers, and the grand buildings hidden behind high walls can be visited on special tours.

Jun
22
2023
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of Windsor Castle
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of Windsor Castle

Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of Windsor Castle

For a couple of months each year, it’s possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.

Jun
16
2023
Day trips from London: Dorney Court, Buckinghamshire
Day trips from London: Dorney Court, Buckinghamshire

Day trips from London: Dorney Court, Buckinghamshire

A Tudor manor house built around a hall that dates from the Doomsday Book and is only occasionally open to the public -- is open this month.

Jun
06
2023

Tickets Alert: Help to re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

A few years ago, I spent a couple of hours bashing an ancient monument with a hammer, and this summer, there’s a chance to do it again.

May
29
2023
Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Did you know that the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is not far from London, and it's occasionally open to the public for tours?

May
26
2023